This page contains all news updates issued by the City of Melbourne regarding Hurricane Irma. This page will be updated as conditions change.
Countywide updates regarding shelters, evacuation routes, causeway re-openings after the storm, and other important information, will be distributed by Brevard County Emergency Management on their Twitter and Facebook pages.
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You can also call 211 with specific questions or concerns.
Update: Beachside Residents Strictly Limit Water/Sewer Use
UPDATE 5 P.M.
We are getting reports of sewage backing into homes and streets beachside south of Pineda.
PLEASE if you are there strictly limit sewage use -- anything that causes water to go down the drain -- showers, dish-washing, laundry, toilets.
Brevard County utilities is working to repair the lift station. Check Brevard County Emergency Management or this page for updates. Thank you!
ORIGINAL STORY 8:12 A.M.
Residents who live beachside, from Pineda Causeway south are asked to reduce water usage after a major lift station for the area lost power during Hurricane Irma Sunday night.
Brevard County Utilities said residents are asked to reduce water usage especially flushing toilets, doing laundry and long showers.
Limiting water usage will help reduce the chances of backups into residents’ homes and into the streets and river.